Articles about “Offending Behaviours”

CEASE Standards of practice for treatment programs

The CEASE Standards of Practice present a set of requirements for services and service goals to ensure equity of access and quality of care for delivery of services. The Standards define and describe the quality of service provision.

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Children with problem sexual behaviours - Information for parents & caregivers

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers

Problem sexual behaviours is the term given to children, under the age of 10, who have behaved in a sexual way that may cause harm to themselves or others. Some sexual behaviour is part of a child’s normal, healthy development.

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Children with problem sexual behaviours - Supervision & safety planning

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers

Problem sexual behaviours is the term given to children, under the age of 10, who have behaved in a sexualised way that may cause harm to themselves or others. Some sexual behaviour is part of a child’s normal, healthy development.

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Defining offender types

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Teachers, Workers

Offenders can be classified into sadistic and non-sadistic (Salter 1995). Sadistic offenders have a shorter offending cycle and are more likely to abduct a child not known to them. Non-sadistic offenders will frequently place themselves in positions within families/schools/community groups where they have opportunities to offend.

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Department of Human Services: Specialist practice resources

The Specialist Practice Resources are a valuable tool for practitioners, but do not replace the Child Protection Practice Manual, which is a step-by-step operational tool to help with day-to-day procedures. They have been designed as a useful guide to help practitioners deal with the particularly sensitive issues and situations when...

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Grooming and predatory behaviour

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Grooming is the criminal activity of becoming friends with a child in order to persuade the child to enter into a sexual relationship.

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Mother/daughter rape

For Female Survivors, Students, Workers

This Chapter appeared in Womens encounters with violence: Australian experiences. Edited by Sandy Cook and Judith Bessant, 1997. Sage Publications. This work is reproduced here for the purposes of the SECASA website only. No unauthorised copying is permitted without the permission of the Author.

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Offenders in Australia

For Students

This article is an extract from Sexual violence in Australia Bree Cook, Fiona David and Anna Grant Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2001

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Offending mothers

For Female Survivors, Students, Workers

The sexual assault of a daughter by her mother is a rare but still serious indictable crime. Feminist theory has understandably focused on the sexual violence perpetrated by men, however this has led to an absence in the feminist discourse on the sexual violence perpetrated by women.

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Offending women

For Students, Workers

The issue of sexual assault perpetrated by women has very rarely been broached in the second wave feminist sexual assault literature(2). This absence very clearly relates to the reality that 98% of perpetrators of sexual violence, are men. There are however, some workers and theorists who have started to engage with the issue of women sex offenders and I will briefly explore some of their insights.

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Recidivism of sex offenders

For Students, Workers

A research paper byDr Karen Gelb, Senior Criminologist, Sentencing Advisory Council

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Services for youth with abusive sexual behaviours

SECASA AWARE provide assessment and treatment of sexually abusive behaviour (SAB) and problem sexual behaviour (PSB) in children and young people, whilst providing support to their parents and carers in the southern region of Melbourne, Victoria.

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Theories on why sexual abuse happens

For Students, Workers

An examination of the major theoretical approaches on why sexual assault happens.

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Treatment programs for offenders

For Students, Workers

Child sexual abuse, sexual assault of adults and of peer aged victims is a crime, and in many instances, abusers and sexual offenders are tried and convicted. Some receive jail sentences. It is unclear whether jail alone is helpful in stopping the offender from re-offending.

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What are offending behaviours?

For Students, Teachers, Workers

Sex offending occurs along a continuum of unwanted sexual behaviours which includes:

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